As the U.S. grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the last place most people want to visit is an emergency room — they’ve never been popular places to begin with, but now even less so. Unfortunately, however, ERs are often the only place communities can rely on for urgent care, and that reliance is actually becoming more challenging, as the number of hospitals has been slowly declining for decades.
Given this, our AFC medical care franchise locations become even more critical in communities across the country, as they address the daily healthcare needs of young and old alike. Our excellence in care, convenient hours, and walk-in service make AFC a leader in the medical care franchise space, and here, we’ll look more closely at how we’re addressing the healthcare needs of millions of people every year.
Our Suite of Services
For non-life-threatening issues, our AFC urgent care centers are an affordable and convenient option that require no appointment and deliver first-rate treatment and services. From illnesses and injuries, to preventative care and pediatric medicine, as an AFC franchisee you’ll become an important one-stop resource for so many in your city or town. Below are a few of the services you’ll be relied on to provide:
- Telemedicine: Now more than ever, it’s vital to be able to provide people with trusted contactless interactions and diagnoses. Our telemedicine portal, called TeleCare, lets you conduct virtual visits with patients to assess and screen for COVID-19, among other illnesses.
- Treatment for illnesses, injuries, and accidents: As an AFC franchisee, you’ll be able to address common issues like ear infections, bronchitis, strep throat, or the stomach flu. You’ll also be able to treat injuries like broken bones and fractures, complex lacerations and cuts, and issues like whiplash, back pain, joint pains, and more.
- Physical exams: Physical exams are an important part of maintaining overall health, and your community will be able to schedule them with no appointment needed. Employers will also be able to rely on you to perform them for occupational health reasons.
- Lab tests and vaccines: Our labs are outfitted with high-end technology that allows us to perform important lab services on a walk-in basis, quickly and affordably. We can test for illnesses like the flu and strep throat, as well as for common STDs, or for more complicated issues like arthritis, mononucleosis, and thyroid-related illnesses.
As you can see, the AFC medical care franchise opportunity is a robust and responsive one that includes multiple revenue streams and acts as a valuable resource to the communities it serves. Now more than ever, our urgent care centers are being relied on, as we face the challenges of the pandemic. Are you ready to join the AFC team?
If you’d like to find out more about AFC and how we fit into our exciting industry, reach out to us today!